I have just returned from my first African hunting safari to celebrate reaching my half-century earlier this year. It has been a long-held dream,and it exceeded all of my expectations. Following advice from a good friend, I booked a management hunt with Kowas Adventure Safaris. This proved to be a great choice, as I enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime. The PH, Matthues, worked hard to ensure that I achieved my target of 10 animals, including Springbok, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeast, Oryx and Warthog. My wife also treated me two trophies; an Oryx bull [38 inches] and a Warthog. I also managed to fit in a session flighting sand grouse which I would recommend. The Strauss family are great hosts, and you are treated as a friend from the moment you arrive. I was not sure how my wife would cope with me hunting for 6 consecutive days, but she came on every hunt and is very keen to get arrange our next trip with Kowas. I couldn't have hoped for a better result than that, thanks to Danie and Ansie, their family and all their team for an amazing time in Namibia.